Marmaris is a port town and tourist resort located at southern Aegean coast in Mu─čla Province, southwest Turkey. The town is about 90km from the Dalaman International Airport and it takes about 70 - 80 minutes by car. All the way from the airport to the town, the ride offers breath taking views of mountains covered with Mediterranean pine tree and patches of liquid amber tree. This ancient town has quite a long history. Although it is not certain when it was founded, in the 6th century BC the site was known as Physkos. There is a castle first constructed by Ionians. The preserved form today was built by Ottomans in 1522.  The town’s resident population was about 31,000 in 2010.  It swells to around 300,000 – 400,000 people during the tourism season.




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The town is located along the shores of a charming, highly enclosed bay and is large enough to give sightseeing and shopping opportunities to tourists. It is also a centre for sailing and diving, possessing two major and several smaller marinas, and a popular wintering location for hundreds of cruising boaters. If you like night life, there are many night clubs and bars located in the city centre, around the quay and in the ‘bar street’ area to appeal all tastes.  The town is well known as a gateway to Rhodes Island of Greece. You can enjoy a day trip to Rhodes by fast catamarans.



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